Inspiring Genealogy Blogs – March 2017

The end of March approaches which brings us to another Inspiring Genealogy Blogs post. The following are a collection of posts that I’ve read over the past few months that I have found intriguing, useful and/or inspiring and wanted to share with you.

In this edition of Inspiring Genealogy Blogs posts we have posts that cover: what to do with inherited memorabilia, being genealogically lost, sharing you genealogy, how twitter can help you, who owns your online tree, finding old photos… and more!

So grab yourself a cup of tea or coffee, get comfy and enjoy some great reads.

As I mention every time, I find that reading blog posts helps me keep up with the latest news, products as well as what’s happening in general in the world of genealogy. And if you happen to already follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and to some extent Google+, you already know that I like to share with you the interesting things I read.

What to Do When You Are Lost?
Have you been genealogically lost? Not sure where to go next? This tends to happen when we’re so eager to find the names without learning about the records, and how to search best. So take some time to learn what you need to know about doing genealogical research before you march out into the wilderness of genealogy. Read the full article …

The 3 Cs: Organizing Research Inherited from a Relative
So you’ve just been handed the family research of your grandmother, or great-uncle, or perhaps some even more distant relative who heard that you ‘do genealogy – and now you are wondering what to do with it. There are three easy steps to integrate it into your own research. Read the full article …

Ten Ways to Share Your Genealogy
While out house-looking, Heather Rojo of the Nutfield Genealogy blog looked through a house that had a large home office, and she writes that could tell that the previous owner was a genealogist, although sadly they had died. So she wondered what would happen to this room full of research? In this post she reminds us that the time to share your genealogy is NOW. Don’t wait until your research is finished because we all know it never will be. There’s always another name lookup, sibling to find, maiden name to research etc. So share your research with family, before it’s too late, and she gives you some easy ways you can do so. Read the full article …

25 Ways You Can Present and Share Your Family History
And while we’re on the topic of sharing, here’s a post showing the MANY creative ways you can showcase your family history. Charts are great, but think WAAAAY beyond that, as there’s so much more you can do. See the full article …

Using Twitter for Genealogy
Janine Adams of the Organise Your Family History blog, writes about the value of using Twitter for genealogy. Basically follow the #genealogy hashtag, and you’ll find tweets about individual posts, resources, news or lectures – all genealogy related. It’s a really interesting way to go about finding current genealogy-related things to read about. Read the full article …

Emigration from England to South Australia in the 1800s
Ever wondered what the rules for Assisted Passage from England to Australia (well South Australia anyway) were in the 1830s? Wonder no more, as the full list is here. Read the full article …

What is a Genealogically Significant Document?
Look beyond the BDM records, the census and cemetery records – what other records do you look for? What other records do you consider to be genealogically significant? What about address books? Tax records? Trophies? Tapestries or needlework? Insurance papers? The list goes on … Read the full article here … And click here for a checklist of 77 places to look.

Who Actually Owns the Family Tree You Have Online?
Do you have your family tree online? Have you backed up your genealogy files to the cloud? If you said yes to either question, you are not alone. Many researchers choose to store their trees on the web. And there are many benefits to do so — easy setup, access from anywhere, simple sharing and an assurance that you’ll still have your tree if your computer or tablet were to crash. But is it really a good idea to place your genealogy data online? Do you know who owns, or has access to, your family’s information once you upload it? Do you know how it will be used in the future? Read the full article …

How to Use Google Chrome to Identify Old Photos and Images for Genealogy and Family History [VIDEO]
This little 5 minute video from Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems shows you how  to use Google Chrome to find old photos for your family history. Very, very handy. So take a moment to watch it!!  Watch the video now …

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